General Zubair to take charge of CJCSC today


ISLAMABAD: General Zubair Mehmood Hayat will take the charge of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) from the outbound General Rashad Mehmood at the JS Head office here on Monday (today).

Elevated from the Chief of General Staff (CGS) from three-star to four-star General, Zubair Hayat would bring with him abundant experience needed for the coveted workplace.

General Rashad was also the CGS when he was promoted to General being atop the seniority list and selected as Chairman CJCSC. Same occurred with General Hayat when he was elevated to a 4-star General being atop the seniority list of three-star generals.

Things have actually now changed to the best smoothest possible modifications at the greatest military level with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif designating brand-new Chief of the Army Personnel and brand-new Chairman JCSC with self-confidence.

Following General Musharraf’& rsquo; s choice of leaving the workplace of Chairman JCSC, senior most three-star General Tariq Majeed was raised to 4-star General and was appointed Chairman JCSC. He was prospered by General Khalid Wyne and the outbound General Rashad Mehmood.

The trend shows that the workplace of Chairman JCSC has actually now been allocated to the senior most military workplace after every three years. The basis of the decision to appoint a senior military officer as Chairman JCSC was to start with since of numerical strength of the Army which makes nearly 80 percent of three services and it’& rsquo; s rational to offer this post to a military officer

. Secondly, Pakistan’& rsquo; s war strategy is land-based therefore it felt vital to appoint a military workplace to this position; finally, managing and supervising Pakistan’& rsquo; s tactical properties by Pakistan Army and as such it was felt that the military officer ought to be selected Chairman JCSC. Lastly, the Pakistan Army deals at worldwide level with leaders of leading powers besides sending its troops for UN peacekeeping force and as such it was felt necessary that the office of Chairman JCSC should be inhabited by a senior military officer at all times.

Another aspect is that Chairman JCSC is considered an essential individual in all the higher defence organizations including the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) and he chaired conferences of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee where chiefs of three services remain in participation.

So the office of Chairman JCSC has actually become essential and it would be a huge obstacle for highly able General Zubair Hayat, who had acted as DG SPD and therefore has full understanding of Pakistan’& rsquo; s strategic possessions, to meet future requirements of the country and keep high level military acumen in that context besides handling affairs of the three services.

—– With extra input from The News

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